Going Organic

Walking along wet streets further
dampened by light rain,
I thank the schoolyard trees
for their modicum of shelter.

Stopping to clean up
after Atty's second squat,
I look up to see him eating an earthworm
and sigh
grateful it's not a cigarette butt.

Spending a Penny

In this age of chasing nickels around dollar bills,
opinions are ten a penny.
The intentionally ignorant, not realizing
speech is silver but silence is golden,
spew rhetoric that is often not the full shilling
or, at best, a day late and a dollar short.
Keep in mind most political conversation
is not worth a plugged nickel
to anyone not of like mind
and you can bet your bottom dollar
that most are not in for a penny in for a pound
and will turn on a dime if it benefits them.
Dollars to doughnuts,
this great ideological divide
is sure to cost us all a pretty penny.

The Infiltrator

One
strand
suspends
her like a
jewel thief dangling
silent over priceless treasure
unseen by sensors
unaware
of her
eight
legs.

I haven't done a fibonacci in a while... It's fun to build and recede by sequence. Thanks to Bekkie Sanchez [@bekkieswonderland; capriciouspoet.wordpress.com] for introducing me to the form years ago.

Pawsed Poetry

Creatively focused
with fingertips tapping keys,
I feel my sock tug at my toe.
A slight shift of foot elicits a minor slap impact,
another toe tug
and a bite.
Daring to look down,
I spy dark eyes
peering through furry brows
and a small paw on my instep.
It seems everyone's a critic...

Cycling Incubus

I awoke in pain and alone vaguely recalling the recent car accident. Momentarily confusing stair railings for the bars of a hospital be...